2015 Singapore Open
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A group of Filipino athletes all bound to represent the Philippines at SEA Games participated in a tune up meet at the 2015 Singapore Open
Londa wins over Filipino’s Kath Big Improvement
In the Women’s Long Jump Asian Games and SEA Games Champion Maria Natalia Londa of Indonesia took the win with 6.50m. Hence beating 4x SEA Games Champion and SEA Record Holder Marestella Torres 6.50 to 6.42. While Torres, 34 who won the national open in 6.47 last month has showed some fairly consistent form.
Yet the surprise package came from 2011 SEA Games Bronze medalist Katherine Khay Santos. Hence she added a considerable chunk to her personal best with 6.40m. ( her was previous 6.25m, National Open 2014 and 2011 SEA Games). Also aswell as the long jump Kath is looking to line up as part of the new womens 4×100 relay.
While the other major contender Bui Thi Thu Thao (Vietnam) the Asian Games Silver medalist (PB 6.46m) was not present at this meet.
Also Kath and Marestella are now both in the medal hunt at the SEA Games which will be held here in Bisan, in 2 months time.
2015 Singapore Open. Unso takes silver, Clinton DNF
While UAAP Champion Patrick Unso took second in the Mens 110 Hurdles in 14.37. Hence outside his best of 14.21 which he registered at the 2013 PNG. He finished behind Hassan Ajmal Aiman Malaysia’s #3 Hurdler who won in 14.29. Ang Cheng Xiang of Singapore set a National Record in 14.44 to place third. While SEA Games Bronze medalist and ASEAN Uni Games Champion Anousone Saysa was well off his best of 14.15 with 14.79 finishing fifth of the five finishers.
Most noteworthy was Rohaizid, Maholtra and the other Filipino in the race Clinton Kingsley Bautista the ASEAN Uni Games Silver medalist all were disqualfiied for false starts which delayed the start of the race.
Filipino Podium Clean sweeps
The First of two Filipino clean sweeps happened in the mens 400m. Also Baguio based training partners Alejan, Caido and Bagsit each won there heats. Hence In the final it was SEA Games Silver Medalist Edgardo Alejan who got the better over his training partners winning in a seasons best 47.18, While PRISAA Champion Johan Caido was second in 47.73, taking the edge over SEA Games Champion Archand Bagsit who took bronze in 47.83.
Meanwhile Bagsit and Alejan will line up in the 400 individual at SEA Games, while Caido will join them in the relay team.
Gold Gone to the Clowns
Also the other clean sweep occured in the Mens Long Jump. While it was Julian ‘Happy Clowns’ Fuentes the National Silver medalist who took the gold this time with 7.53m. Yet another mark tying the SEA Games Bronze of 2013. While Janry Ubas who is bound for SEA Games in the Decathlon was second in 7.28m, while 2011 SEA Games Bronze medalist Benigno Marayag was third in 7.21m.
While 2009 and 2011 SEA Games Champion Supanara (Thailand) only registered one jump and could only manage 7.21m.
Other Events to watch out for
Also several other good performances came from other countries which may effect our SEA Games standings.While SEA Silver medalist Husin Ali Aliffudin (Malaysia) who was second behind Caleb Stuart at the Philippine Nationals improved his season best to 16.84m.
Tri Setyo Utami (INA) took the womens 100m in 11.76, from teenager Shanti Veronica Pereira (SIN) 11.80, 5 Indonesians ran in the final all 12 seconsd and up. And the 4×100 Relay of Indonesia won in 45.98, from Singapore who clocked a national record of 46.64. Indonesia is the SEA Game Bronze medalist and the Filipina sprinters will be doing battle with them at SEA Games.
Also SEA Games Silver Medalist Iswandi took the 100m title in 10.42 from his team mate Yaspi 10.45 (10.44 heats), the 2011 SEA Bronze medalist Fadlin was dqed from the final but ran 10.52 in the heats. Eddie Edwards (MAS) who was second at the Philippine Nationals failed to make the final with 10.72 (SB) in the semis.
SEA Games Champion Dedeh Erawati made it a 1-2 finish for Indonesia winning over team mate Emilia Nova 13.81 to 13.98.
2011 SEA Games Champion Ridwan won the 1500m in 3:53.11, a season lead for 2015 for SEA.
2011 SEA Games Champion Lee Hup Wei was second behind a Taipei athelte in 2.17m.
Triyansingh (INA) sent a deliberate message to her SEA rivals with a 16:55.43 clocking in her event, Pham Thu Hue (VIE) ran 17:12.66 in the womens 5000m
Also Agus Prayogo the SEA Silver medalist got the better over the SEA Games Champion with 14:30.11, Luat of Vietnam was well beaten with 15:00.94